Saturday April 18th, 2015
Saturday April 18th, 2015
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Did Oba Akiolu’s threat work for Ambode? Yes and No!

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Oba Akiolu of Lagos

Pa Ikechukwu Okonkwo, a septuagenarian, and his family stayed back in their three-bedroom apartment in Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, to monitor reports from his large screen television while the April 11 gubernatorial election lasted.

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What Ugwuanyi owes Enugu people

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UGWUANYI-Enugu

“Efforts should be made by his administration to create employment for the teeming unemployed youths. That should be the main focus of his administration.” A visibly elated Commissioner for Inter Ministerial Affairs,Enugu State,Mr. Dan Anike noted that Ugwuanyi and his deputy,Mrs. Cecilia Ezeillo were a wonderful pair that will place the state on a formidable pedestal of socio-economic growth.

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Ugwuanyi. . .As he goes on thank you tour

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Ugwuanyi-Victory-Enugu

“I, once again re-commit to all our campaign promises in the 17 Local Government Areas of the State. I renew the message of peace, hope and development of our dear State, and to the principles of seamless continuity and consolidation. Government is a continuum. And when a people are lucky to have been blessed with a foresighted leader who has laid a solid foundation for the socio-economic development of our State within the last eight years, it is only rational to continue and consolidate that vision”

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Now that the house has fallen; What next for the gladiators?

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From top left: Mark, Ekweremadu,Ndoma- Egba,Nwodo, Adamu Muazu,Tony-Anenih,Ahmadu Ali and Ogbulafor

WITH the outcome of March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections and those of April 11 Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections, it is no longer news that the once powerful house with solid blocks and cement has fallen.

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Like Obasanjo, Like Buhari: Remembering Fela’s wish

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Obasanjo, Fela  and Buhari

By Oghene Omonisa Afro-beat King, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was well known to have criticised societal ills as well as every government in his time. He did this through his hilarious but acidic lyrics. Instrumentalist, musician, multi-talented composer, pioneer of the Afro-beat genre, human rights activist and political maverick, Fela played a significant role in Nigeria’s development

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Groups threaten to protest nude if Aisha Alhassan is intimidated

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Alhassan

Two Non-governmental Organisations, Ladies of Grace and Agape Sisters, have threatened to protest nude on April 25 the woman governorship candidate in the Taraba governorship race is intimidated.

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Quotes from winners

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el-Rufai

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, conducted the presidential, National Assembly, governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections across the country on Saturday, March 28 and April 11, 2015 respectively. Winners have emerged and they have promised not to renege on their earlier campaign promises to Nigerians. Muhammudu Buhari: President-elect – You voted for change,

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Spoils of Office: Arewa unravels

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President-elect Muhammadu Buhari (L) waves in Abuja on April 1, 2015. Nigeria's new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari hailed polls that will lead to the first democratic change of power in Africa's most populous nation as "historic" hours after he secured a decisive victory. AFP PHOTO

The political philosophy of one North had in the past been successfully used to browbeat the other parts of the country in the sharing of the spoils of electoral victory. Now the North is split into its components over the sharing of the latest spoil of victory

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Taraba gov: Ishaku, Alhassan go for final push

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PDP-APC-logo

What dominated the public discourse in Jalingo, the state capital, were conflicting opinions. More people believed that there will be no election, only a handful was confident that it will take place.

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Different strokes from Rivers

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Wike and Amaechi

Political parties and their supporters have remained divided over the nature of the governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state

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We won’t be in opposition for more than 4 years – Lagos PDP

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From left: PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN ; Otunba Gbenga Daniel former governor of Ogun State and VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO  DURING PDP PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIN RALLY IN  ABIOKUTA

The Lagos State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said it could not afford to be in opposition in the state for more than four years.

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Opposition politicians should learn to be consistent — Masari, Katsina State Gov-elect

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Bello Masari

Governor-Elect of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, a former speaker of the House of Representatives in this interview gives an insight into what the people of Katsina should expect from his administration.

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Delta APC: The crisis that was predicted

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APC Joint Leadership Meeting:  From left, National Publicity Secretary of APC Alh. Mohammed Lai, National Chairman John Oyegun, National Auditor Chief Morgan, Senatorial Candidate of APC, Hon Dino Melayi  and APC Presidential Campaign Organization and River State Governor Rotimi Amechi discussing during APC Joint Leadership Meeting held in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

After fighting from the trenches for many years and with his efforts again clouded by the unusual political habits of the establishment in his native Delta State, the pain could be deciphered in Senator Francis Okpozo yesterday.

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Elections: Excellencies who lost and won

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2014-man-of-the-year-akpabi

MOVES by some outgoing state governors to go to the Senate suffered a setback at the just concluded 2015 general elections as only four of them made it while four sitting governors lost their bids.

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Confusion in Awka over town union election

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Gov. Willie Obiano

AWKA—THERE is confusion in the Anambra State capital, Awka following an attempt by some titled men in the area to force the incumbent President General of Awka Development Union Nigeria, ADUN, Mr. Tony Okechukwu out of office. Okechukwu’s three –year tenure expired on March 17, 2015, but because of the general elections, the state government shifted all pending town union elections until the end of the 2015 general elections.

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Enugu oldest monarch’s love for PDP

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Igwe-Ugwuoke-explaining-a-p

ENUGU—THE traditional ruler of Obimo community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Igwe Spencer Ugwoke, noted to be the oldest Igwe in the entire Nsukka and of the state is a man of many parts and blunt to a fault. In this encounter with our reporter, the Igwe opened up on why he is not hiding his partisanship in determining who becomes the next governor of Enugu State. He was very vociferous when this question was put to him.

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Lagos: How Ambode won

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•Agbaje to Ambode: You have done well

LAST Saturday’s election in Lagos was unarguably the toughest governorship poll ever held in the state since the return to democratic rule and proved the sagacity and strength of the political leader of the state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

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Tambuwal’s triumph in Sokoto

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DEcamped—Speaker Tambuwal after decamping to APC, yesterday.

Hon. Aminu Waziri, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has fought and won many political battles since he was first appointed a legislative aide to the first Senate leader of the Fourth Republic, Senator Abdallah Wali. His defeat of Wali in last Saturday’s governorship poll was his latest victory.

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House of Reps: The S-South quest for Speakership

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House of Representatives

IT is no longer news that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will produce the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives when 8th Assembly of the National Assembly takes off in June

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Bauchi: How PDP disappeared

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APC-PDP

THE saying that victory is sweet to the one that has once tasted failure reflects the political events that heralded last Saturday’s Governorship and State House Assembly election in Bauchi State

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How Mrs Imoke make female office holders

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Mrs-Obioma-Imoke

CALABAR—THE wife of the Cross River State Governor, Mrs Obioma Imoke, has proven herself to be a staunch supporter and driver of the policies of her husband and the cause of the women of the state , which has given her widespread recognition and awards locally and internationally. For practically eight years, she has complemented her husband’s policies, especially for the women by establishing several programmes and projects which have benefitted them immensely.

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RACHAEL: Bayelsa women’s rallying point

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Gov. Dickson

YENAGOA—THE dark- complexioned Bayelsa First Lady, Dr. (Mrs.) Rachael Dickson, is not just a beauty and an academician with a PhD for that matter from the prestigious University of Nigeria, UNN, Nsukka, she is something every Christian woman wants to be, a helper to her husband, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson. But, what has come to defined Mrs. Dickson personae in the last few years as First Lady of the state is her battle for the recognition and empowerment of women in the state.

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ROLI: The intercessor at Asaba Govt House

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UDUAGHAN

“That was how we met, we got talking and we became friends. We were quite close and she suddenly becomes born again. And of course, being born again, you know when girls start by being born again, they become like extremists (laughs). “I won’t put on trouser, I won’t do this, I won’t do that, so many rules and regulations and those extremist things, things I use to admire, like I know I love to see her in trousers, she said she was not going to put on trousers.

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The women behind South-South govs

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From top-left: Princess Inneh, Dr. Dickson, Mrs. Semenitari: Mrs. Imoke, Lady Ebe & Dr. Ashiedu

BENIN—THEY say behind every successful man, there is a woman. So it is with the incumbent governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. His resilient wife, Mrs. Clara Oshiomhole, who died 2010, would have aptly fit into the position, but for untimely death. In her absence, however, her husband’s government is not lacking in women of substance, who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour.

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Plateau governorship election: How Jang was brought down

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Gov Jonah Jang of Plateau

Governor Jonah Jang’s bid to exchange positions with Senator Gyang Pwajok comes unstuck after voters shot down his proposal to position his alter ego as his successor

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Akwa Ibom Gov: The crisis that trailed the polls

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Udom Emmanuel

The quest for the control of political power by political gladiators in the various political parties in Akwa-Ibom State on Saturday April 11, 2015 gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections has surely left very little to be desired

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Enugu gov: Universal conspiracy for Ugwuanyi’s victory

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Ugwuanyi

The lull in political campaigns by the main opposition party, All Progressives Congress, APC, in the days leading to last Saturday’s governorship election had betrayed the strength and structure deployed by it to usurp power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP

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Benue: Impunity upturned

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*Ortom

The routing of the Peoples Democratic Party by the All Progressives Congress in the presidential and governorship elections in Benue State marked an end to the 16 year dominance of the PDP over the politically conscious people of the state.

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Hurricane Buhari makes landfall

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•Buhari: Decked out

Egos were bruised when long-standing patrons who for long dictated the pace and pattern of policies and politics were buried after the governorship elections last weekend

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Rivers: What happened?

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Wike and Amaechi

It was a disaster long predicted to happen. When eventually the presidential election took place penultimate weekend, it neither passed the benchmark of the foreign observers nor that of many other domestic observers.

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Gombe: A fight between old friends

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...Goje

Largely, the 2015 contest had the trappings of the last governorship election in 2011 when the former governor, Alhaji Danjuma Goje adopted incumbent Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo as both his political god son and candidate for the office.

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Oyo: And Ajimobi broke the jinx

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Gov Ajimobi

Before my assumption of office, there had never been an Ajimobi. I am the first one that bears the name and I will be the first Ajimobi to break the jinx of second term – Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

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